The Nut at Stanley on the north-west coast of Tasmania is a popular destination for tourists. But visitors to the area were previously greeted with decrepit picnic settings.  The concrete supports were starting to split as the steel reinforcement bars rusted and expanded, and the timber had already been replaced. Circular Head Council realised they needed a solution that could survive this seafront location—recycled plastic emerged as the best long term solution.
The new picnic settings will be much more user friendly and are expected to last for more than forty years. Danny Dwyer, Infrastructure Project Management Officer at the council said that early trails were proving to be a success and that they would be seeking approval to continue with the project this year.